Order: Columbiformes | Family: Columbidae | IUCN Status: Least Concern
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Lambayeque, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Junin | Amazonas, Peru
Age: Adult | Sex: Unknown | Loc. Southwest Ecuador
Age: Juvenile | Sex: Unknown | Loc. San Ramon, Peru
Status: The White-tipped Dove is fairly common and widespread in a variety of habitats and elevations west and east of the Andes. It ranges from sea level up to 2700 m west of the Andes. On the east side of the Andes, it ranges up to 2000 m. It also occurs in Co, Ec, Br, and Bo.
Name in Spanish: Paloma de Puntas Blancas.
Sub-species: White-tipped Dove (Leptotila verreauxi decolor), Salvin 1895. W Andes of Colombia to NW Peru (Marañón Valley and Trujillo)
(L. v. decipiens), Salvadori 1871. Lowlands of E Peru, E Bolivia and W Brazil S of the Amazon.
Meaning of Name: Leptotila: Gr. Lepto= mites slim, slender, thin, skinny and ptilon = plumage. verreauxi: honor the French naturalists and collectors Edouard Verreaux (1810-1868) and Jules Pierre Verreaux (1808-1873).
- Species range based on: Schulenberg, T. S., D. F. Stotz, and L. Rico. 2006. Distribution maps of the birds of Peru, version 1.0. Environment, Culture & Conservation (ECCo). The Field Museum. http://fm2.fieldmuseum.org/uw_test/birdsofperu on 08/01/2015.